Are There Any Planets that Are Habitable for Humans Can Live in Kayla Lee

Boom! Imagine a huge meteor landed just behind your feet. Earth is dying, and people are getting extinct, which never seemed to be possible. Some wonder, “Why didn’t humans find any other habitable planets?”

Did scientists find any other planets? Are scientists even close to finding other planets? People need a substitute planet you need when Earth is dying.

Yet, scientists have found no exoplanets that appear habitable, but many scientists have found enough exoplanets to show that habitable planets must be out there. means a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system. For example, Dagon is in the Alpha Piscis Austrinus System. Scientists believe that engineers have the technical ability to build a ship that can move at a speed of about 5% of the speed of light. However, some people disagree.The closest confirmed habitable planet to Earth is in the Gliese system, nearly 20 light years from Earth. Our current fastest spacecraft don't yet reach even 1% lightspeed nor do engineers to build spacecraft for long voyages that would be needed to reach a distance of 20 light years.

Can Scientist Observe Planets Many Light-years Away?

However, scientists have the ability to observe planets many light-years away. Scientists have found a young planet, orbiting around a star about 450 light-years away. At this early point of its life, the planet isn’t much more than a clump of dust. Containing between three and eight times more mass than Earth, the protoplanet is orbiting a star called HL Tau, 450 light-years away from Earth. The protoplanet is near the star, where scientists suspect rocky planets are likely to live.

This is a picture taken of a young planet in the process of being born.

What Makes a Planet Habitable?

NASA says that planets need specific requirements for it to be habitable. Planets need enough heat and water for people to be able to live in. If the planet is too close, it might burn, and if the planet is too far and it’s going to freeze. Even though there is a planet that is settle comfortably into the habitable zone, and your planet could have liquid water on its surface. Scientists have taken to calling this water-friendly region the “Goldilocks zone.”

Are Planets That are Found Habitable?

In the article, it claims that Kepler 22b is the world’s first planet to be found in its star’s habitable zone smaller than Neptune. That means that there are planets that are found habitable. Scientists still don't yet know its composition, even though they know their radius because they are still missing a crucial piece of information, which is Kepler-22b's mass. “Fortune smiled upon us with the detection of this planet," William Borucki, Kepler's principal investigator at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California stated. Batalha notes, and I quote “What makes this particular discovery so exciting is that this planet is right smack in the middle of the habitable zone,". "It's also orbiting a star that's almost a twin of our sun, whereas the other two detections are orbiting significantly cooler stars.”

This is a diagram of Kepler’s small habitable zone planets.

This is an artist's impression of the new planet Kepler-22b.

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